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JMU Students Attend 2016 VABA

April 20, 2016

On Saturday, April 16th, five graduate students, two faculty, and four alumni from the Psychological Sciences’ Behavior Analysis concentration attended the 12th Annual Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis Meeting and Conference, VABA, in Newport News, Virginia.

PHOTO: Students at VABAPsychological Sciences MA Program Wins Graduate School Thesis Award

April 8, 2016

Former Psychological Sciences graduate student, Liz Pyburn, was selected to receive The 2016 Graduate School Outstanding Thesis Award for the STEM, Health, and Behavioral Studies for her thesis project entitled “Persons Can Speak Louder Than Variables: Person-Centered Analysis and the Prediction of Student Success.”

PHOTO:ActigraphStudying Sleeping to Improve Lives

March 18, 2016

Dr. Jeff Dyche, Director of the Psychological Sciences program at JMU and a former research psychologist for the Navy, was recently contacted by a former colleague, Lieutenant Colonel (Dr.) Candy Wilson, to conduct research for the Geneva Foundation. This nonprofit organization funds research to improve the lives of servicemen and women.

PHOTO: Liz Pyburn Quantitative Psychology Student Wins Award

August 17, 2015

Liz Pyburn, a student in the Quantitative Psychology Concentration, received the competitive "Best Paper by a Graduate Student" Award from the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA).

PHOTO: Michael HallFaculty Members Win Award for Innovative Invention

December 9, 2014

Michael Hall is being recognized along with adjunct faculty member Thomas Wilcox (College of Education) for their innovation of 'Band-Pass Filter Designs for Acoustic Musical Instruments'.

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